George Zimmerman banned from Tinder
In this Sept. 13, 2016 file photo, George Zimmerman looks at the jury as he testifies in a Seminole County courtroom in Orlando, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool, File)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:32PM EDT
MIAMI -- The ex-neighbourhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder.
An emailed statement from Tinder cited users' safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman's profile.
An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing says Zimmerman used a fake name on the dating app.
Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin on the grounds of self-defence.
He has had several run-ins with the law, including a 2015 arrest after he was accused of throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend. The case was dropped.
In November he entered a no contest plea to resolve a charge of stalking a private investigator associated with a documentary on Martin.